Tennessee teen allegedly shot his mother in the head because she confiscated his cell phone

Tennessee teen allegedly shot his mother in the head because she confiscated his cell phone

A Tennessee teenager accused of shooting his sleeping mother in the head allegedly fired the fatal shot because she confiscated his cell phone.

Tennessee teen allegedly shot his mother in the head because she confiscated his cell phone

Shawn Willis has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of his mother, Sandy Willis.

According to authorities, he was only 17 years old when he broke into his mother’s bedroom inside her Rocky Top home and then used a gun he kept in her nightstand to kill her.

When police arrived on the scene the night of April 20, 2020, Sandy was already dead.

With his father’s permission, Shawn Willis voluntarily agreed to be interviewed by investigators after the shooting. He reportedly confessed to taking the gun and going to another room to load it so as not to wake his sleeping mother. When he returned, he said he shot her point blank in the head.

Details surrounding the case were mostly unknown, but recently released juvenile court documents obtained by WATE provide some insight into the murder.

Shawn allegedly told investigators he was upset with his mother for taking his cell phone earlier in the evening.

Prosecutors are charging Willis, who has now turned 18, as an adult. He is being held in the Anderson County Jail on $1 million bail.

A Tennessee teenager accused of shooting his sleeping mother in the head allegedly fired the fatal shot because she confiscated his cell phone.

Shawn Willis has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of his mother, Sandy Willis. According to authorities, he was only 17 years old when he broke into his mother’s bedroom inside her Rocky Top home and then used a gun he kept in her nightstand to kill her.

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